Archive for FedEx

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 25-29, 2018)

Nothing gets my heart pumping like cycling to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. I’ve started to ramp up my training for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride in support of JDRF, which will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 3, 2018. Our team members are also […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2018)

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game. It isn’t easy being a Red Sox fan, especially when many of […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 19-23, 2018)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona (New York Times) FedEx Office to open in 500 Walmart stores across U.S. in next 2 years (USA Today) FedEx Returns Technology Offers End-To-End Returns […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain. The cold still has a tight grip on the East coast, with more than a foot of snow falling […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

One week to go before we go on hiatus for the holidays, which means I have one week to finish a million things on my “To Do” list. So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week with some brief commentary: Target to Buy Grocery Delivery Startup Shipt […]

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